Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Penang Island

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Explore the topographic and biological variety of Malaysia at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), 2,562 hectares (6,330 acres) of protected landscape and wildlife. Head down to the beach to meet the crab-eating macaques living there, and pay a visit to the turtle breeding beach nearby. Spot stork-billed kingfishers around the wetlands, and discover the many species living in the mangroves: with six different types of habitat here, the diversity of animal and plant life is extensive. Once you've seen it from the ground, head up to the canopy walkway to gain a different perspective on the park's abundance. To find out how to plan a trip to Teluk Bahang, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We LOVE National Parks - usually. We DID NOT love this one. Be aware of the fraud that takes place right in front of the entry of the National Park area - overpriced (boat) tours and doubtful characte...  more »
  • We are to the Turtle Beach run. The monkey beach is currently closed. Added pause 2 h but very welcoming our son 5 years well made it. The beach is beautiful but bathing prohibited. Back we did it in 90 minutes. We have seen many butterflies and monkeys. Who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Georgetown super.
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  • Take bus 101 from Georgetown to the National Park. From departure 2 choices, either to take the boat or to make a beautiful hike through the forest where you will meet monkeys and with the luck of the...  more »
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  • Very nice park for walking and hiking. Free entrance - you only note yourself in a list and get free map of the park. You also cat take a boat to the Monkey Beach (50RM for the boat - you can join somebody on the boat and get it cheaper).
  • Free park entrance and jungle hikes that opens at 8 AM! Definitely nice if you want to get out of the city. Was quite busy on a Sunday morning. The trail to the Keracut Beach is not well maintained and washed out in many places. Swimming is not allowed at the beach. Didn't see any birds or other animals, but found some interesting plants. All in all there's not much here to keep you here very long and it wasn't a very interesting hike. It's unfortunate that there's so much trash off the main trail as you leave the park office.
  • It's free and pretty clean. I didn't get to visit all the parts of the part, so this may be an incomplete review. But the places I did visit we're not very well maintained. My friends and I we're planning to go on the canopy bridges, but they were all closed. The toilets were out of order, and services were not available past the entrance. The park was clean and the air fresh. Nice place for pictures and visits, but I didn't find a reason to stay too long.
  • Great experience while hiking here, there is 2 beach at the end of trails monkey beach and pantai kerachut
  • Great place to adpt with nature...but sadly some idiot people throwing rubbish like plstic bottle, plastic bag, straws & other things into the river....
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